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DirectX 11.0

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Providing a More Advanced and Immersive Gaming Experience than Ever Before

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, August 1, 2014

The release of DirectX 11 is much to the delight of many gamers worldwide. It is not a secret that it is the software behind the immersive sound effects and eye-popping 3D visuals in many PC games today. It is the graphics technology fueling majority of impressive games we play today. At the same time, for many sound card and video card manufacturers today, this latest version enabled them to add advanced effects and features to their products. DirectX 11 features many improvements. Developed to be more efficient, it provides power for current multi-core processors, and support for stylish texturing techniques and shading. As a result, it provides smoother 3D animation, and more lifelike and nuanced graphics than before. Aside from adding new graphical effects, DirectX has incorporated many APIs including Direct3D, DirectSound, and DirectDraw in different editions. Each API fulfills a different function to convey complete multimedia experience in Windows environments. There are some characteristics from earlier versions that have been incorporated in to one element or altogether removed.

Pros

  • Provides power for current multi-core processors
  • Supports stylish texturing techniques and shading

Cons

  • Only for Windows 7 and up OS users only
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DirectX 11: A breakthrough in graphics technology tochange the way you game!

By Elizabeth Tweetee

On Monday, March 9, 2015

As we know, DirectX 10 was a total failure due to the resource eating algorithm and lack of significant tweak in graphics quality. This made Microsoft rethink about their existing graphics technology, and develop a hassle free environment which supports both Vista and 7. Thus, we got DirectX 11, which is absolutely a breakthrough in gaming technology. Here, I’m dissecting DX11 in this review… Keep reading!

Pros:

• Hardware tessellation: Tessellation simply means the basic shapes out of which each 3D shape is made. It is mostly triangles. DX11 can divide each triangle into smaller one without consuming too much system resource, and thus provide smoother and crispier graphics.

• DX11 supports multithread, and thereby utilizing a multi-core CPU at its best. A desirable change for notebook and laptop users

• DirectCompute for optimum performance and added efficiency. It’s a technology just like the CUDA tech of NVIDIA

Cons:

• Still, workload isn’t well divided within the cores

Verdict:

DirectX 11 is a tremendous breakthrough in gaming, which facilitates top notch graphics from limited resources. It is definitely a boon for mobile CPU devices like laptops and notebooks. With improved tessellation handling and better multi-core usage, it is born to be a hit! I give it 8.6 out of 10!

Pros

  • Direct Compute technology for enhanced efficiency
  • Tessellation tweaks for crispy textures
  • Better multi-core usage compared to DirectX 10

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  • Still, workload isn't well divided within the cores
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THIS APPLICATION HAS GREAT GRAPHICS TO HELP THE PLAYER OF THE GAMES FEEL COMFORTABLE WHILE PLAYING

By Rock Raymond

On Monday, June 15, 2015

Direct x was produced by the Microsoft and their main target was for the games so that the players would feel more comfortable while playing and feel the need of playing more and all thanks to the Microsoft who has produced the latest version 11.0 which has more improved features and the performance of the graphics is increased to produce the graphics of the high quality.This free Application Programing interface uses the windows to produce the highest qualities of the multimedia contents for mainly for the games purposes.The features in this free API which helps in the game play are such has the bump-mapping and the tessellation which makes the 3D models more complex by dividing something in the shape of the triangle ito small parts and to do all this work efficiently,it is assisted by the processor and this way it uses the minimum resources available.

In order to bring a complex multimedia experience to the windows environment and even the multi players,this application has more features each with its different functions to achieve a more quality goal.These features are such has the Direct Sound,Direct Draw or the Direct3D.To give an example with,Direct sound offers you the quality audio and the video when using the Direct X.TO conclude,you must remember to update this application since it is highly recommendable and it is an easy way to do it.

Pros

  • The graphisc produced are of the high quality.
  • This version uses minimum resources for its work.
  • It is very easy to use.

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  • It must be compatible with the GPU.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • NEED FOR SPEED RIVALS BECAUSE I JUST GOT THE YESTERDAY SO YEAH THATS WHY I NEED THAT UPDATE TO UPGRADE MY COMPUTER SO LET ME DOWNLOAD THIS!

  • To run the game named Sid Meirs Civilization V. OK! Understand. Now what do you want. Too long text requirement. It is not good! 1234567890-

  • codex naruto shippuden ultimate ninja storm 4 has directx version 11 as one of its requirement and my computer does not have this version so i need it to ensure the game works correctly

  • i am using this program for playing games and also used for better graphics as well as. so please dont asked me any question again thank you.

  • When I play the game Assassins Creed Rogue the graphic is slow. So i want to update my Direct X 10. Thanks for the free download. Cheers Bye

What similar programs have you used?
  • I do not used this type of program till now but i am recommended by my friends and many more to use this for gaming purpose i listen that it has very great graphics

  • nothing iam trying to install latest version of directx 11 but i didnot find any suitable apps for windows10.hope this would make success am a games i need directx for that thanks for the app.

  • i used before directxruntime but i want direct x 10 or 11 vedio card to play a cool game called grand thieft auto gtav withowt saying error .

  • Aplications like improving the quality of the OS and packages. Directx, Activex etc. Beside this a lot of free audio video tools and games are aslo download

  • i use games and windows and online drawing things like paint ... with this app i will download the game dead by day light so please ..let it have a end

What do you like most about this program?
  • graphics and pictures amazing wonderful loving this technologu, telecharger wow cool hot nice. niche wonderful not at all appauling my word limit is exeeded now.

  • For handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms. Without DirectX, the Windows platform simply would not dominate in gaming as it does.

  • I like this program because it helps me to pkay some of ym favourite games which i could'nt play before this is so amazing i am really happy

  • PERSONAL USE ONLY, LOVE IT BECAUSE ITS FREE AND ASSIST ME IN MY DAILY ENTERTAINMNET, NEED IT TO RUN MY VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE OR JUST WATCHING THE VIDEO

  • i just want to download the thing if i wanted a quiz i would've gone on one of those quiz shows or whatever and now it says 33 chars left you know what

Review

DirectX is a free API (application programming interface) collection developed by Microsoft. Designed to enable the highest quality for multimedia content using Windows systems, it is targeted for games use. Testing has shown that the latest version,DirectX 11 sharply increases graphics performance, reproducing high-quality graphics on Windows-based computers.

In order to take advantage of the new updated multi-thread processors and powerful graphic cards, there are new features included in this software. DirectX utilizes advanced graphical techniques such as bump-mapping and tessellation, which take models made with triangles and divide them into small parts. This way, 3D models are made more complex, assisted by the processor, without wasting resources in the process. This tessellation technique can be applied to all elements within a graphic environment, thus realizing the claims of the main graphic card manufacturers.

DirectX includes advanced graphical techniques such as tessellation and bump-mapping

Thanks to the new multi-threaded CPU, the multiple instructions of APIs are optimized for running many processes simultaneously without a bottleneck, though this depends on your hardware´s capacity. DirectX 11 has the high quality jump that DirectX 9 and 10 could not achieve due to hardware and operating system limitations. According to the latest tests, hardware usage has been optimized, with performance increased by 20% .

Several APIs in one package

Besides adding new graphical effects such as bump and displacement mapping, DirectX includes many APIs such as DirectSound, DirectDraw or Direct3D in different editions. Each component fulfills a different function in order to bring a complete multimedia experience to Windows environments and even multi-player features through an Internet connection. For example, DirectSound is one of the main components of DirectX that uses your hardware in order to offer advanced audio and video quality.

Some characteristics from previous editions have been removed or incorporated in to one element. For this reason, the update to the last version of DirectX is highly recommendable. The updated tools provide a proper hardware acceleration for low-end compatible graphic cards that enhance the operations with multimedia editors and players. This feature is enabled by the creation of DirectCompute, which enhances GPU processes.

An example of tessellation in a racing game
An example of tessellation in a racing game

DirectX 11.0 Features

Check out the main features of DirectX before downloading:

  • DirectCompute takes advantage of the low-end graphic processors, offering better results than similar software
  • Enhanced functionalities with multi-threaded processors allow developers to increase the performance of games and visual applications
  • New advanced graphic techniques like tessellation help producers save resources, driving operations to the computer’s multi-core CPU and enabling improved rendering
  • Especially designed for supporting advanced video and audio applications, with high quality results
  • Includes many different APIs like DirectX Media which accelerates content from web browsers or video player applications

For more information about DirectX before downloading, feel free to check the developer’s website.

Enhanced character modelling
Enhanced character modelling

System Requirements

These are the minimum system requirements for downloading this essential component to your computer:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 for recent versions or later
  • Processor: 1GHz CPU or faster
  • Memory: 1GB RAM for 32-bit version or 2GB for 64-bit
  • HDD: 1 MB free space
  • GPU compatible